The sub teams 8, sub 10 and sub 12 faced this weekend to very complicated rivals, before whom they gave the face and gave some surprise.
Nothing decided in the zonal phase of the Asturias Championship of Schools. In the sub category 10, the team of the majors faced their direct rival to move to the final, Marcos del Torniello. It was a decisive encounter that was miraculously saved from a very strong defeat thanks to two incredible comebacks. Sara Zapatero, who defended the first board, had an error in the first moves that cost him to go in tow throughout the game. But, with an incredible tenacity, he was taking oil from a desperate position and won with solvency as soon as he got the advantage. Claudia Arribas played beautifully the opening and the first phase of attack, but then got stuck and ended up losing material. But he kept his cool and continued to defend himself with tenacity, which led to the failure of the rival and the achievement of a tie that leaves everything open for the return game, which now will be decisive and will mark which of these teams passes to the final .
In the next round, the sub 8 team completed the process (they are already classified) and got, with the same opponent as the majors, save the rosco thanks to another game won by Luis Avila. The youngest of the competition has not been afraid of its most experienced rivals and has won both of its matches, which makes it the team's 'top scorer'.
In sub category 12, our teammates won the first round comfortably Paula Frassinetti by 3 to 1, with victories by Darío Sánchez, Javier Guerrero and Daniel Seisdedos. In the second, they got the 'coconut' of the category, the Quirinal. The team of the neighboring school has a very experienced training and are clear candidates for the final. Even so, our players held up well and even Darío, in the always difficult first board, was about to win one of the best Asturian players in the category. Hopefully, this encourages him to continue playing, because he has great talent.
You can follow the tournament and see the matches and results in the following link:
In the next appointment, on Sunday 4 of March to the 11: 00h in the sports center of the Magdalena, the zonal champions will be decided, which will represent Avilés in the final.